Monday, 10th April 2017

Theater Offensive

Theater Offensive is here, queer, and creating activism through an art frontier. Just beyond Copley, on the 3rd floor of 565 Boylston Street, you’ll find the headquarters for this queer art collective, acronymed as TTO….

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Monday, 10th April 2017

Advice for the Modern Classic

The purest feeling that exists is reading something for the first time. However, re-reading some classics (and attending a literature seminar or two) may have you wondering just how romantic these stories are to audiences…

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Sunday, 12th March 2017

So Bad It’s Good

Upon entering the Somerville Movie Theatre in Davis Square, the smell of fresh popcorn overwhelms the nostrils. But ignore the buttery seduction. The real treasure is waiting downstairs. At the end of a long hallway,…

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Friday, 16th December 2016

Mitski Leaks

A spirit of hope is cradled in the melancholic music of Mitski. Her soft, quiet hums evolve into unfiltered yells in mere moments, leaving the audience clutching onto each note as well as the intensity…

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Friday, 16th December 2016

In Review: 2016

I think we can all agree that 2016 has been quite a fucking year. We’ve collectively, as a planet, been through so much—lots of good, lots of bad, lots of WTF. Here’s a timeline of…

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Friday, 16th December 2016

The Life and Death of an Original Story

The author writes a novel. The screenwriter finishes a script. Both are enchanting stories with incredible characters. Neither are like anything previously conceived. With the printed pages collected in the creator’s hands, the writers sit…

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Tuesday, 8th November 2016

Nasty Galaxy

By getting personal, Amoruso also shows us that whether you’re dumpster diving or strutting down Melrose, there’s something to be said about the fabulousness of it all.

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Tuesday, 8th November 2016

A Bauhaus Home

If houses were people, Gropius House would be the type of person who’s curt, prompt, straightforward, Type A, intimidating but not condescending, relatable, quite likeable, refined, sartorially clean, and exuding minimalist elegance. Their minimalism, however,…

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Monday, 6th June 2016

A Very Merry Michael Christmas

You can’t miss Michael Christmas with his quirky demeanor and light-footed gait, he enters Starbucks, zipped all the way up in his turquoise Columbia jacket, chilled to the bone. If he misses anything while in…

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Saturday, 30th April 2016

Punk Publishing: A Look into Zines

In 2016 we live in a digital age where social media serves as an outlet for members of different subcultures to come together and share their opinions. But gamer geeks and radically political activists alike…

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Friday, 29th April 2016

Translation: Lost or Found?

The first time I watched the classic American 90s sitcom The Nanny, I wasn’t in America. I was twelve years old, staying with my grandparents in Croatia for the summer. Back home in Nashville, I…

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Saturday, 23rd April 2016

Memorialized in Movies

This past summer I took my group of camp kids—first and second graders—on a field trip to the movie theater. We were seeing Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, the final film in…

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Saturday, 16th April 2016

Dirty Dancing

From Your Magazine Volume 3 Issue 7: March 2014 Spice up your life and dance the night away at one of these local clubs.  We live in an era where dancing simply means bumping and…

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Monday, 11th April 2016

Bronies: A Phenomenon

From Your Magazine Vol. 1 Issue 9: May 2012 Bronies are people that need little introduction. They’re fans of the show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and who are outside the target demographic of…

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Sunday, 10th April 2016

The Art of Binge Watching

  An empty wrapper slides off the bed as you shift, just one of the many nestled in the folds of your comforter. You’re adjusting the location of your laptop, the battery is hot and…

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Sunday, 20th March 2016

March Horoscopes

Our managing editor trains his gimlet eye on the future ahead. AQUARIUS A rare cosmic arrangement promises money troubles this month. It’s advisable to immediately pay back any debts you owe to friends or family…

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Sunday, 6th March 2016

Kaleo at Brighton Music Hall

The four blonde haired Icelandic musicians that make up Kaleo walked onto the stage at the Brighton Music Hall and took their places. The opening act Firekid had left the stage not fifteen minutes before,…

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Thursday, 3rd March 2016

Photo Essay: DJ

Models: Miranda Hicks ’19 and Delia Curtis ’19   DJ Intra’s Pump Up Playlist Kill v. Maim – Grimes Blakkst Skin – Reijjie Snow Bounce – KATAN DJ Galactica’s Just Chillin’ Playlist 1998 – Chet…

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Monday, 29th February 2016

The Little Getaway

Everyone kept saying to me,“Cape Cod during winter? No one goes there during this time of the year.” I know. And I guess no one goes there for Valentine’s Day either! But I did, and…

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Monday, 29th February 2016

Onegin: Ballet Review

When first invited to the Boston Opera House to see Onegin, I was a bit hesitant. It’s one thing to go see a ballet and another to write about a ballet. I had only written…

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Tuesday, 23rd February 2016

The Man Who Sold the World

David Bowie was not of this earth. I knew it at age five as I sat transfixed in front of the TV, my normally short attention span completely absorbed by a grainy VHS tape of…

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Tuesday, 23rd February 2016

Artist’s Statement: Ashley Dunn

Ashley Dunn: Communication Sciences & Disorders ‘18 During the spring of my freshman year, I finally reached the peak that was my mountain of depression. Being hospitalized after a night filled with suicidal thoughts and…

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Monday, 22nd February 2016

Deadpool: Marvel’s R-­Rated Antihero

Marvel’s “Merc with a Mouth” once again hit the big screen Feb. 12 in Deadpool. Wade Wilson—and his antihero alter ego Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds)—made his first silver screen appearance in 2009’s X­Men Origins: Wolverine. A…

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Tuesday, 16th February 2016

The Funny Girls

  Five of Emerson’s most influential and provocative female comedians talk sexism, comedy, and cool moms in a discussion led by self-proclaimed “Uber Queen” writing for Film and Television major, Danielle Shvartsman ‘16. From the sketch…

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Thursday, 4th February 2016

Wet: Debut Album Review

We’re at a point in music history where divisions between genre categories have become increasingly blurred. Where there were decidedly pop stars like Britney Spears in the late 90s or rigidly rap artists like Notorious B.I.G.,…

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Thursday, 4th February 2016

Your Guide to Chinese New Year

by Danny LeMar and Claudia Mak Learn how to celebrate with Emerson’s neighbor — Chinatown.   While most people rang in the new year with a bottle of champagne and the ball drop on Jan….

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Saturday, 16th January 2016

The Trap Music Orchestra

It’s 2:45 p.m. on a Sunday, “Care Taker” by D.R.A.M. thuds from the speakers in Studio 8, as more members of the Trap Music Orchestra swagger into the room. There is an immediate shift in…

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Sunday, 15th November 2015

Germany Through a Different Lens

The iconic German photojournalist Barbara Klemm describes her photography as “action in condensed form.”  For over forty years, Klemm has captured the essence of Germany. Her black and white images have shaped the cultural memory…

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Wednesday, 4th November 2015

A Review of Wicked City

The pilot of Wicked City was… generic: neither good, nor bad. The show was advertised as a sexy procedural about two serial killers in love in 1980s Los Angeles and the part about the serial…

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Sunday, 1st November 2015

Theatre Time

Living in the Theater District means that Emerson students are in the best location to catch a show on a boring Sunday or after a long day of Monday classes. Here’s roundup of current and…

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Sunday, 1st November 2015

V I E W S O N V A P O R W A V E

If you participate at all in what many call “weird facebook”—groups like ‘post aesthetics’, ‘Corporate Aesthetics: Environment and Object’, and ‘Vaporwave dreams in your brain’—you might have heard of a little thing called v a…

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Friday, 23rd October 2015

Radical Nun Art

  The largest copyrighted piece of artwork in the world and one of Boston’s most controversial pop art pieces does not hang in a gallery; it is painted boldly on a 140 ft gas tank…

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Sunday, 18th October 2015

A History of Matt Damon

The Martian has just opened in theaters worldwide to rave reviews, and for something that looked like an Interstellar/Gravity knockoff turned into us pleading on our knees asking Matt Damon for forgiveness about how we…

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Sunday, 18th October 2015

The Inspiration Behind Le Quattro Stagioni

The Spellbound Contemporary Ballet Company performed their United States premiere of Le Quattro Stagioni at Boston’s Citi Shubert Theatre as a part of the city’s Celebrity Series, inspiring reflection on the mystery and elusiveness of the…

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Saturday, 10th October 2015

Panic! At The Plaza

When the remnants of your emo middle school past crawl their way back into your life, the meek run for cover and the courageous embrace the embarrassing nostalgia. As soon as I read the event…

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Wednesday, 7th October 2015

Wicked Good Boston Movies

I’m a film buff, and honestly, who here at Emerson isn’t? There’s never a day that goes by when I don’t hear someone in the hallways talking about their favorite scene from ‘Psycho’ or how…

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Tuesday, 6th October 2015

What To Watch: HTGAWM Season 2

The first episode of “How To Get Away With Murder” starts with a bonfire and four students in the woods arguing over what they should do with a dead body. Two of them want to…

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Friday, 28th August 2015

Our Stories Through Art

As a community of aspiring artists, filmmakers, writers, painters, musicians, and actors, what we all have in common within Emerson’s community is an overwhelming desire to leave a mark upon the world, and to communicate…

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Monday, 25th May 2015

Thrill of Contact Review

Audience members get a taste of traditional to downright silly ballet in Boston Ballet’s closing program of the season, “Thrill of Contact”. This collection of pieces concluded the Ballet’s season on a high note

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Thursday, 30th April 2015

Your Mag’s Summer Reading List

As the end of the semester draws near, we can barely hold in our anticipation for summer. Sleeping in, drinking smoothies, and – best of all – spending plenty of time poolside or on the…

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Thursday, 16th April 2015

Artwork Alone

I never stop to smell the flowers. According to an article in The New York Times from this past fall, “The Art of Slowing Down” is something we take for granted at a museum. To…

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Wednesday, 8th April 2015

Gimme Kimmy

If you are an Emerson student or, let’s be real, anyone in America with a basic awareness of pop culture, you’ve probably heard of the hit new Netflix original Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Written and produced…

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Saturday, 4th April 2015

Spring at the MFA

With spring already here and summer on the horizon, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts will be featuring a number of exciting and diverse exhibitions in the coming months. Here is an overview of the exhibits…

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Tuesday, 31st March 2015

Cinderella Reimagined

This spring Cinderella is got a makeover, as Disney revamped the iconic fairy tale into a live action version that hit theaters on March 13th. Unlike recent Disney remakes such as Alice and Wonderland and…

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Thursday, 19th March 2015

John Green: From Page To Silver Screen

John Green’s first novel Looking for Alaska was published in 2005. Since then, the author has found huge success in the young adult genre; between his Youtube channels vlogbrothers and CrashCourse, his self-proclaimed nerdfighter fans,…

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Tuesday, 16th December 2014

The December Playlist

Ah, it’s that time of year again when both the weather the Christmas tunes get a little too repetitive. But don’t get too bummed out! Listen to our December playlist and give yourself the refresher you…

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Monday, 15th December 2014

The Hidden Gems of Christmas Movies

Christmas classics are classics for a reason; they have withstood the test of time due to their emotional and entertaining appeal. Yet, rewatching the same classics can get tiring year after year. This holiday season,…

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Monday, 15th December 2014

How To Spend the Rest of December

Your Mag presents picks for events happening during the happiest month of the year! Art Exhibitions and Museum Events December 17 – Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights at the MFA. Ending December 28 – Jamie…

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Monday, 10th November 2014

Art as Protest

What is art? A manifestation of emotion, a form of culture, an outpouring of work, passion, and technique? A canvas, an easel, and a paintbrush?  Is art only that which is contained in a museum,…

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Wednesday, 22nd October 2014

YM October Playlist

With autumn finally in full swing, we welcome to our own hub of Boston not only the changing seasons but also an impressive lineup of touring artists and album-dropping musical acts.As Halloween and increasingly chilly…

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Tuesday, 21st October 2014

Old School Jams

As festival season comes to a close, music fans are beginning to filter into arenas for the fall’s mega tours. The top 40 bands are not the only ones, though—across the country, hit-makers from decades…

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Tuesday, 21st October 2014

Your Mag’s Definitive Halloween Roundup

Movies Halloween (1978) No Halloween-themed festivities would be complete without the requisite viewing of John Carpenter’s seminal 1978 slasher flick Halloween. It remains, to this day, arguably the most famous, and influential, “dead teenager” film…

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Tuesday, 21st October 2014

Boston: City of Art

A yarn graffiti workshop, a percussion ice music performance, a futuristic fashion show—these diverse events represent only a portion of the 79 eclectic activities offered at this year’s Fall ArtWeek. From Sept. 27 through Oct….

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Thursday, 16th October 2014

Off The Charts: Women in Music

  The year 2013 had looked, for a long time, to be shaping up to be a thoroughly dispiriting time for female representation in music. Robin Thicke’s ode to misogyny “Blurred Lines” was dominating airwaves…

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